Jewels of Russia

From the haunting beauty of St. Petersburg to the might & splendour of Moscow, discover Russia on a 15 day river cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.
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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

St. Petersburg
Welcome to St. Petersburg. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all of the wonder on offer here.

St. Petersburg:
Freechoice: Explore the Imperial Bath House and Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof. Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis.

St. Petersburg
Freechoice: Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover Yusupov Palace, located on the Moika River. Revel in the wealth of the Yusupov family and learn about the mystery surrounding the assassination of Grigory Rasputin. Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for your official welcome dinner.

St. Petersburg
Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens.  Afterwards, enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant.  This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please. Enrich Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.

St. Petersburg
A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today, it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. This evening, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River. Tonight, cruise across Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.

Mandrogi
Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings before trying shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

Kizhi Island
Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.

Goritsy
Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Back on board, toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.

Yaroslavl
Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.

Uglich
Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, on a guided tour.

Moscow
Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, visit the Armoury and the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union.

Moscow
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before a ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before discovering world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

Moscow
Enrich Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

Moscow
Freechoice: Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War, commonly known as the World War II museum. After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

Moscow
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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